The potential of fluorescence imaging to distinguish insect pest and non-pest species

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Perryman, S. A. M., Shortall, C. R., Halsey, K. and West, J. S. 2018. The potential of fluorescence imaging to distinguish insect pest and non-pest species.

AuthorsPerryman, S. A. M., Shortall, C. R., Halsey, K. and West, J. S.
Abstract

1. Here, we demonstrate a fluorescence analysis technique for discriminating between species of insect.
2. The set-up consists of a fluorescent stereomicroscope imaging system using violet and GFP filters
3. The set-up was successfully used to photograph a suite of pest and non-pest species in laboratory conditions.
4. This set-up can easily be adapted for field use increasing the scope for early detection and identification of insects with implications for automated monitoring.

KeywordsFluoresence; Pest detection; GFP; Insects; Identification; Microscopy; UV
Year of Publication2018
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:N/A
Open accessPublished as non-open access
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Funder project or codeBBSRC Strategic Programme in Smart Crop Protection
The Rothamsted Insect Survey - National Capability [2017-2022]
Agrivision Inspector project
Output statusUnpublished
ISSN2041-210X
Copyright licenseAuthor copyright

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